Mark Cuban offers to fund your small business

Mark Cuban wants the economy to recover just as much as you do, and he's putting his money where his mouth is.

Right now you can apply for a piece of the Mark Cuban Stimulus Plan by sharing your business idea on his blog, where ideas that meet his criteria and are deemed worthy will receive funding. However, if you want to take part in the plan you won't be pitching to Mark Cuban in the corner of an upscale restaurant with only a bottle of scotch as your witness -- you have to share your entire business plan with the rest of the world!

That's right. In order to secure funding from Mr. Cuban, you have to post all the details of your business out there for the world to see, steal and improve. Cuban calls the process an "open source funding environment" and replication is exactly what he wants to accomplish with this project. Sharing the blueprint for a viable business for free can easily provide 10, 20, 100 times the impact on our economy that could be achieved with closed door private pitches, he says.